Coffee Break: Forgiveness!

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At the bottom of our stairs, by the front door we have the following words in big letters on the wall which serve to remind us as a family, and hopefully inform any guests, of our value for love and grace: In this house… We do real We do mistakes We do I’m sorry We do second chances We do … Read More

Coffee Break: Amazed!

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“When were you last truly amazed by something?” When did something last make such an impression on you that it resulted in some sort of change or re-evaluation for you? Amazement is a strong concept but we do live in a world of amazing things—both in the natural world, and through human endeavour, creativity and interaction… But how often am … Read More

Coffee Break: Reminding the grown ups!

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“Father God I wonder how I managed to exist without the knowledge of your parenthood and your loving care.” Not exactly catchy lyrics by today’s standards, even in the world of Christian music, but nevertheless for this “Crusader” (20th Century Christian youth ministry, now Urban Saints) back in the 1980’s, these lyrics got stuck in my head and on my … Read More

Coffee Break: I love baptisms!

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I love Baptisms! Full immersion – lots of water – waves even! I just love baptisms! I’ve been baptised, baptised others, seen many friends and family baptised through the years. It is always a joy both to witness the baptism but also to hear a little of the story which has led the believer to their moment. Water baptism is … Read More

Coffee Break: Love

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Pete Bardwell holding a coffee mug

Welcome to a fresh coffee break video blog series: Love. I have heard from one or two people that we have been inundated with video content these past few months so I thought I’d simply write some things instead! So put the kettle on, make your brew of choice and I pray that as you read you’ll be blessed and … Read More